Distoside 600 (Praziquantel)
What is Distoside 600 (Praziquantel) used for?
Distoside 600 (Praziquantel) is used to treat parasitic infections, such as schistosoma and liver flukes, as well as other types of parasitic infections. It belongs to a class of drugs known as anthelmintics, or anti-worm medications, which work by helping to prevent parasitic insect larvae from growing or multiplying in the body. Schistosoma worms enter the body via skin that has come into contact with contaminated water, usually in countries with poor sanitation, and liver flukes, which are common in east Asia, enter the body when contaminated fish is eaten.
How should I use Distoside 600 (Praziquantel)?
Distoside 600 (Praziquantel) tablets should be swallowed whole, with food and a full glass of water. Adults are sometimes directed to take this medication 3 times daily, at 4 to 6 hour intervals. However, the exact dosage prescribed varies greatly from patient to patient, depending on a number of factors. Patients are advised to consult their physician before taking this medication so that the correct dosage can be prescribed, and to always follow the instructions of their physician.
What are the side effects of Distoside 600 (Praziquantel)?
Some side effects may occur when taking Distoside 600 (Praziquantel), such as:
Patients should immediately consult their physician if any of these side effects persist or worsen, or if they notice other more serious side effects such as persistent diarrhea, bloody stools, irregular heartbeats, signs of fever or seizures.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Distoside 600 (Praziquantel). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, especially heart conditions, or seizures, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
You should inform your physician immediately if you are suffering from a parasitic eye infection, such as ocular cysticercosis, or a parasitic brain infection such as cerebral cysticercosis.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.